Nvidia released today the short-lived Nvidia 455.38 proprietary graphics driver for Linux, BSD, and Solaris systems to add support for a new GPU, as well as a couple of new features and bug fixes.
Nvidia 455.38 is the second short-lived driver that Nvidia releases this month. Coming three weeks after Nvidia 455.28, this new release introduces support for the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card, but only on GNU/Linux and BSD platforms.
Only for Linux users, Nvidia 455.38 also adds compatibility with AMD Secure Memory Encryption, as well as support for using an Nvidia-driven display as a PRIME Display Offload sink with a PRIME Display Offload source driven by the open-source xf86-video-intel driver.
In addition it addresses a bug discovered in a Vulkan barrier optimization that might allow some back-to-back copies to run unordered.
For all supported platforms, the Nvidia 455.38 graphics driver fixes a bug in nvidia-settings that could cause the SLI Mosaic Configuration dialog to incorrectly place available displays when enabling SLI Mosaic, and a performance regression in the Nvidia X driver that affected certain X11 RENDER extension use cases.
You can download the Nvidia 455.38 proprietary graphics driver right now for 64-bit and ARM64 (AArch64) Linux systems, as well as 64-bit FreeBSD and Solaris systems from the official website.
However, please keep in mind that this is a short-lived branch, which means that it won’t receive support for a long period of time. I highly recommend that you stick with the latest long-lived branch, which is currently Nvidia 450.80.02, if you’re looking for extra stability in your system.
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